Gov. Mark Dayton is traveling to both coasts Monday and Tuesday before heading back to Minnesota Wednesday to be briefed on the state's budget outlook, Minnesota Public Radio reported.
On Monday, Dayton will take in the Democratic Governor's Association annual meeting and holiday party in Los Angeles.
Dayton will then take an overnight flight to be in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, where he and eight other governors on the National Governor's Association Executive Committee will meet with President Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff's impact on states.
Finance officials will give Dayton a look at the state's financial forecast Wednesday morning. Dayton's two-year budget for the state is due Jan. 22.